Reddit Users to CEO: Root Out Racism on the Platform Once and for All

Site rules leave many decisions about what's acceptable up to volunteer moderators

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Reddit users want the site to do more to root out racism and hate speech on the platform.

More than 200 communities on the site signed an open letter today addressed to CEO Steve Huffman, urging him to take on a series of reforms they believe will help cut down the behavior.

The letter, which was posted on the subreddit AgainstHateSubreddits, called hate speech the website’s “most glaring problem” and claimed the company has done “extremely little” to address it under Huffman’s tenure.



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